Books Alec The Years Have Pants: A Life-size Omnibus by Eddie Campbell Paperback, 638 pages, Diamond Comic Distributors, List Price: $35 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleAlecSubtitleThe Years Have Pants: A Life-size OmnibusAuthorEddie Campbell Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary Follows the life of the author's alter-ego, Alec MacGarry, as he spends time at the pub with his friends, gets married, immigrates to Australia with his wife, has a child, and works to establish himself as a graphic novelist. Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Alec Review The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books 'ALEC': A Life In Drawings, Compiled At Last January 7, 2010 ALEC: The Years Have Pants, by Eddie Campbell, collects the artist's comics about his alter ego, in biographical order. Critic Glen Weldon says the massive volume brings notes of sadness to the surface of Campbell's charming stories.